Sep 9, 2012 10:30am EDT
of the united states. it made us proud as americans to know that those prejudices that we've had in the past are falling away. >> beyond some of the more personal areas, we sat down at campaign headquarters the next morning for more detailed discussion about where governor romney stands on the key issues of the campaign. so governor, we talked last night about jobs and the economy and also the debt. i want to bin there. you've called the debt and our deficit a moral crisis and yet in addition to extending the bush tax cuts you want to cut tax rates an additional 20%. you've rejected a 10-1 spending ratio when it comes to spending to increasing taxes. and yet you want to balance the budget. the math simply doesn't add up, does it? >> actually it does. five different economic studies including one at harvard, princeton, aei and a couple at the "wall street journal" all show that if we bring down our o top rates and go across the board, bring down rates for everyone in america, but also limit deductions and exemptions for people at the high end, you can keep the progressivity in the code, remai
Sep 10, 2012 2:05am EDT
's one of three in the united states. it commemorates the 300th anniversary of the piano as an instrument. >> hi, welcome to the casita. the casita is a fairly small room. the way we got so many activities in this space is to learn it. this area defined a dining space. over here using this great easel to help hold the television. in the back corner, we built a small kitchenette. we get a lot of activities happening in a very small space. since the guesthouse was built much later than the main house, i wanted to add a lot of architectural details to make it more authentic. the barn door is great for that. it differentiates between the sitting area and the first bedroom. the other thing we have done is use this blue painted floor throughout the three spaces to unify. in the sitting room, brighter colors, in the bedroom, more vivid pinks, chocolates and blues. in the last room, more tonal earth colors. >> hi, welcome to my space in this year's pasadena showcase house. our goal was to create a retreat from the world for a woman who loves fashion, travel, and literature and i think we did it.
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
powers in his final address at the u.n. the united states and israel have pledged to do what they must to prevent tehran from deeflg nuclear weapon. >> translator: continued threats by the uncivilized zionist to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this reality. >> reporter: u.s. and israeli leaders chose not to attend president mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech here in the u.n. in part because it occurred on yom kippur. demonstrators protested mahmoud ahmadinejad's appearance. >> mahmoud ahmadinejad, again does not represent us all. >> reporter: iranian-americans from across the country joined the protest. >> to send a message that the people of iran stand for democracy, human rights, secular nonnuclear iran. >> reporter: during his speech mahmoud ahmadinejad didn't address his country's nuclear program but did say his nation was committed to peace. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton said the work was al qaeda operatives on the cult in benghazi. at a u.n. conference yesterday clinton said al qaeda was exploiting the safety of northern africa to expan
Sep 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of 9/11 held here in virginia, in maryland, and in the district of columbia. the united states navy band brass quartet played "god bless america." the 9/11 national day of remembrance and service was held here at freeden plaza to honor first responders and veterans as well as those who serve the community preparing for emergencies. >> we've wrapped this all around service as a way to show our respect for our veteran community as well as those who lost their lives on 9/11. >> reporter: serve d.c. and hands on greater d.c. cares organized this 11th anniversary commemoration of 9/11. >> national day of service -- >> reporter: and this "today" anchor was master of the program. mayor vincent gray remembered the teaches and students flying to a science congress in california. >> how did they know what was awaiting them with the terrorists having taken a plane and then crashed it into the pentagon. >> reporter: people came from all over to remember the victims of 9/11. >> we are from russia, st. petersburg. and we came to washington for one day just to see how people remember about this da
Sep 13, 2012 12:35am EDT
, that is basically the united states versus -- >> europe. >> jimmy: europe. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. and you're not playing for the united states. >> no, not that week. >> jimmy: no, not that week. so -- so, we can root for you in the fedex cup. [ laughter ] >> but then, you can root against me in the ryder cup. >> jimmy: we won't do that. we like you too much. rory mcilroy, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] check him out at the tour championship by coca-cola, starting september 20th. florence and the machine perform after the break. stick around, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] the first look...is only the beginning. ♪ ♪ introducing a stunning work of technology. ♪ introducing the entirely new lexus es. and the first ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. will pick the perfect hotel. with everything in walking distance. and shrimp in reaching distance. [ male announcer ] book your perfect hotel in the perfect spot with ultra fast orbitz mobile apps. orbitz. take vacation back. both refreshing and flavorful? ahh. [ male announcer ] guinness bl
Sep 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
, against the united states, and this whole effort has been a disaster. >> and it undermines the trust that they hope to build between the americans and the afghanis. but i think it is a little bit of an overreach to say this is the difference between leaving a relative success and a huge disaster. i think whenever we leave, whether it is in 2014, which is when it will be, or 10 years into the future, afternoon is still going to be an unsettled place. but i don't think we can fix that forever. >> what percentage of nato forces, including americans, have been killed by reason of these insider attacks? >> a small percentage. >> 15%. >> oh, 15% of -- from insider attacks? >> it shows -- >> it is a vial situation. >> it shows exactly why, what george w. bush tries to undertake there in -- after driving out the taliban, and the al qaeda supporters, just that regime, then trying to build it as a nation, that that was folly, and president obama has tried to do that, too and we're playing make-believe, oh, 2014, maybe we won't be able to leave. we will leave. it will be more than unsettled. it
Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
made in the united states that washington has publicly and repeatedly denounced. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: the protesters aren't listening to that. authorities in cairo are erecting n walls around the embassy to prevent mobs from getting close, evidence in concrete of the growing divide between washington, cairo and beyond. there have been demonstrations against the offensive video in 11 countries so far. half of them in places where washington supported arab spring uprisings that toppled strong men who had formerly been u.s. allies. the arab spring has taken a dark turn. in yemen on thursday, protesters managed to break into the parking lot of the embassy in sanaa, destroying vehicles, smashing windows and even using a forklift to do more damage. no embassy staff was hurt. entering this volatile region now, the pope, leaving rome today for a previously scheduled visit to lebanon. so far there hasn't been any violence there. but today is friday, the muslim holy day of prayer.
Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
if you got the chance to meet the president of the united states in person? well, one pizza shop owner in florida got a little excited when he met president obama, gave him a bear hug and then lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? by the way, he's a republican. we'll talk to him this morning about what he was thinking. >> i think he did clear it with secret service, which is probably a good thing. all this week, matt, natalie and al and i will take a turn choosing the music for this show, call it the soundtrack of our lives. >> right. >> put a lot of thought into this. a lot of anxiety. >> today is yours. >> today it my day. >> good news for carpenters fans. >> but let's begin with that breaking news. public school teachers going out in strike or on strike in chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i'm outside the ray elementary school here in chicago where for the first time in 25 years chicago's teachers have gone on strike. this, after a frantic weekend of negotiations that went right down to